After previewing Rainer’s Workshop sheet earlier today, let’s put the info to use right away, shall we? In this article I’d like to discuss the best options of Artisans you have for different purposes. Granted, I trust you to be smart enough to figure it out yourself with the help of the sheet. But it can’t hurt to dish out some guidance nonetheless, especially since I had to double and triple check myself. It’s simply a lot of Artisans!
How to Get the Artisans You Want
Before we get to the best Artisans let’s talk about how you get the ones you want. Remember that all of them are unique and cannot apply to your Workshop if they are already employed. So if you focus on getting specific Artisans for a single profession it might make sense to accept applications of unwanted ones to enhance chances of getting the ones you’re aiming for. Otherwise you might decline the same applications over and over again.
With that being said, let’s get to our Artisan toplist! First and foremost, let’s look at Mastercrafting. For all those tasks you ideally want Artisans that feature as much Focus and Proficiency as possible. The best skill (previewed here) then depends on the type of task you’re running. “Dab Hand” only works on material-producing ones and does not hand out twice as much gear and such. So it’s a great skill to have while leveling up and also supplying mats, but not for end-products. There “Recycle” makes most sense to keep resources in case of a failure (you won’t likely hit 100% Proficiency on most high-end tasks).
You can also try to get the skills from Supplements and then roll with “Virtuoso”, but that’s a lot more expensive. So I would generally use Supplements as you get them and not make them a fixed part of what you’re trying to do. Here are my favorite ones:
|Tuala Uwoke||Jewelcrafting||385||385||Dab Hand (20%)|
|Charlette Favri||Jewelcrafting||370||400||Recycle (25%)|
|Adloquium||Alchemy||375||360||Dab Hand (20%)|
|Efla Parkatha||Alchemy||395||395||Virtuoso (25%)|
|Minda Breskhild||Alchemy||400||350||Recycle (25%)|
|Tomaso Missaglias||Armorsmithing||345||400||Dab Hand (25%)|
|Elsbeth Missaglias||Armorsmithing||385||400||Recycle (25%)|
|Dain Hephdal||Armorsmithing||400||380||Recycle (20%)|
|Stella Everstream||Artificing||360||400||Recycle (25%)|
|Gunter Morthrad||Artificing||370||400||Dab Hand (20%)|
|Zinaida||Blacksmithing||400||400||Dab Hand (20%)|
|Tokuro Osafune||Blacksmithing||360||400||Recycle (25%)|
|Lond Dawnwhisper||Leatherworking||380||380||Dab Hand (25%)|
|Sandurai Astemmdal||Leatherworking||400||320||Recycle (25%)|
|Yeul Gustaverg||Tailoring||390||370||Dab Hand (25%)|
|Teclel Jondrathal||Tailoring||400||400||Recycle (25%)|
As you can see, there’s no clear #1 for some professions. It’s especially difficult for Alchemy, in which you have to choose between “Dab Hand” or better Focus/Proficiency values. It’s kind of the same for Armorsmithing where the best Focus values come with the “Recycle” skill only. The other professions all have a pretty distinct favorites that feature most of what we need.
Low Commission Artisans
Artisans that reduce Commission are great to produce Armor Kits or farm Gold. Ideally those come with “Passion Project”. I’d definitely set up some alt characters with low commission Artisans to supply my account. For Gold farming (Guide: Best Gold-Producing Tasks in Workshops) on alts you could also talk “Miracle Worker” that helps you get more out of your daily Morale batch completions.
|Aiha Amaphilel||Jewelcrafting||-75%||Miracle Worker (20%)|
|Haie Xilomne||Jewelcrafting||-75%||Passion Project (20%)|
|Adloquium||Alchemy||-75%||Dab Hand (20%)|
|Yungric||Alchemy||0%||Miracle Worker (25%)|
|Bitrid Brasshammer||Armorsmithing||-75%||Recycle (25%)|
|Brodun Comawn||Artificing||-50%||Dab Hand (10%)|
|Donnen Millkeep||Blacksmithing||-75%||Recycle (15%)|
|Brokkah||Leatherworking||-75%||Miracle Worker (15%)|
|Fen Winterfield||Leatherworking||-50%||Miracle Worker (20%)|
|Treylo Grassmantle||Tailoring||-75%||Passion Project (10%)|
|Leyrah Olme||Tailoring||-25%||Miracle Worker (20%)|
Only two professions have the perfect match of -75% Commission and the Passion Project skill. But since we look for the most reduction of Commission first, the skill is a clear second criterion in choosing the Artisan. Below is a chart visualizing the simple math behind Commission reduction vs. Passion Project. As you can see, moving down a tier in Commission reduction is always worse even if the Artisan you’re aiming for has a max 25% Passion Project skill. Any Artisan with -75% Commission for example is better than any lower Commission / Passion Project combination. Additionally not all Professions feature a good Miracle Worker. That might be a factor when choosing what tasks to run for Gold farming purposes.
Gathering Artisans are a little bit different because it makes sense to have more than one (to run multiple tasks simultaneously). Just like the Masterwork / production ones, we look for decent values of Focus and Proficiency here, but speed is important as well (we at least want no additional penalty). As skills “Dab Hand”, “Miracle Worker”, and “Passion Project” make sense. You can probably make a case for Commission being important as well. But I personally much rather farm Gold on other toons than try to achieve everything on one. The system is build to split duties within your account.
|Trys Kiirendal||360||395||+50%||Passion Project (25%)|
|Evelyn Nara||325||400||+200%||Miracle Worker (25%)|
|Murchadh Ossian||370||370||+25%||Dab Hand (10%)|
|Krunng Sweetwater||400||380||+0%||Dab Hand (20%)|
That’s my list of best Artisans based on purpose. What are your favorite ones? Did I miss key areas? Share your thoughts and experience on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit our message board!
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